Cole Taylor Solos Old Route on Alaska’s Devil’s Thumb

October 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Cole Taylor Solos Old Route on Alaska’s Devil’s Thumb

During the middle of summer, America Cole Taylor sailed his boat from Washington state to Alaska and then headed up the Baird Glacier to Devil’s Thumb in the Coast Mountains. He arrived and made […]


Duncan Hutchison Sends New 5.12 Ontario Finger Crack

September 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Duncan Hutchison Sends New 5.12 Ontario Finger Crack

Duncan Hutchison has been climbing for about 15 years and is based in Thunder Bay in Northwestern Ontario. He’s know for difficult off-the-couch sends from Ontario to Mexico and up to Squamish. In 2009, […]


Another Major Rockfall off El Cap is Epic in Size

September 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Another Major Rockfall off El Cap is Epic in Size

On Sept. 27, a rockfall off El Cap in Yosemite killed one person and injured another. A day later, one 10-times as big broke away from the famous mountain. There are a number of […]


Climber Dies after Lead Fall on Crown Mountain in Vancouver

September 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Climber Dies after Lead Fall on Crown Mountain in Vancouver

A climber died on North Vancouver’s Crown Mountain on Wednesday after taking a 75-metre lead fall. Mike Danks of North Shore Rescue said two climbers were on Widowmaker Arete, a popular 5.9 alpine rock […]


Magician’s Apprentice is New Rockies 5.14 by Evan Hau

September 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Magician’s Apprentice is New Rockies 5.14 by Evan Hau

Calgary-based Evan Hau is fresh off his new 5.15a called Honour and Glory in Echo Canyon on Grotto Mountain in the Canadian Rockies. He wasted no time continuing his first-ascent 2017 spree with his […]


Muriel Sarkany Climbs Era Vella 5.14d for Second of Grade

September 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Muriel Sarkany Climbs Era Vella 5.14d for Second of Grade

Belgian climber Muriel Sarkany has climbed Chris Sharma’s famous 50-metre 2010 power-fest Era Vella 5.14d at Margalef. The climber’s site 8a.nu reported that it was the first send of the route in 18 months. […]


Yosemite Fall Season Starts with Deadly El Cap Rockfall

September 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Yosemite Fall Season Starts with Deadly El Cap Rockfall

The 2017 fall climbing season in Yosemite just got going and already there’s been an unfortunate rockfall that has killed one person and left another injured. Ranger Scott Gediman said Wednesday that many climbers […]